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AAR: 2012 is safest year in freight railroad history
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) recently announced that 2012 was the safest year in the rail industry's history, according to new statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
California Transportation Commission doles out $100 million to state rail projects
The California Transportation Commission allocated $333 million in new funds to 91 projects that it says will improve the state's transportation system and strengthen California's economic recovery.
TTCI’s annual review draws more than 500 to Colorado
Transportation Technology Center, Inc., held its 18th Annual AAR Research Review March 5-6, 2013, in Pueblo, Colo. This year's theme was "Technology Driven Solutions to Improve Safety and Efficiency."
CP wants Montreal to consider alternatives to pedestrian rail crossings
In response to the city of Montreal's submission to the Canadian Transportation Agency requesting the installation of six pedestrian level crossings in various locations along Canadian Pacific's property
FTA, OLI make rail transit safety education grants available
Operation Lifesaver, Inc.(OLI), and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) partnered to make grant funds available to transit agencies and other governmental entities for rail transit safety education and public awareness…
KCS establishes TEaM Training Center in Louisiana
Kansas City Southern is establishing a new Transportation Engineering and Mechanical (TEaM) Training Center in Shreveport, La., to enhance training programs for operating employees.
Port Metro Vancouver begins South Shore Corridor Project
In Vancouver, BC, Canada, construction of the South Shore Corridor Project at Port Metro Vancouver began Feb. 21.
Obama renews call for infrastructure investment
President Obama resumed a push for infrastructure investment first outlined in his State of the Union speech. The plan outlines three main points to bring the nation's infrastructure into a…
WMATA report card shows gains in 2012
Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WAMTA) made significant gains in train reliability, reduced employee and customer injuries, as well as other markers in 2012, according to its annual "Vital Signs"…
Bombardier wins international innovation awards for safety technology
Bombardier Transportation has won two international innovation awards for its TrackSafe technology, designed to improve safety and productivity for railway track workers.
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